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  • Are flat-glass transportation issues largely self-inflicted? Participants in the Flat Glass Logistics Council, including four flat-glass manufacturers and three carriers, have pooled data to help readers understand how their business practices affect cost and availability of flat-glass transportation. Look at demandIn a good year, slightly less than 100,000 truckloads of flat glass get hauled on...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers, building envelope contractors
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions, but overlook other serious financial risks inherent in their contracts. One of those commonly overlooked financial risks, contingent payment clauses, is discussed below.. Most general contractors seek to avoid making payments to a subcontractor prior to acceptance by the owner or...
  • Learn the basic components
    Glasstech Inc. developed its Forced Convection Heating System for Architectural Glass, the FCH2, to efficiently temper high-performance, low-emissivity glass. The Perrysburg, Ohio, company’s FCH2 utilizes air heated by natural gas and distributed through nozzles above and below the glass to heat both surfaces by forced convection. Traditional electric radiant tempering systems use electric...
  • High-technology walls on Greenwich Street wow jaded New Yorkers
    Hidden pocket parks in Manhattan invite pedestrians to escape the discordance of bumper-to-bumper traffic, blaring horns and screaming subway trains by enveloping them in the white noise of man-made waterfalls. Winka Dubbeldam, a designer and principal in charge at Archi-tectonics in New York City, created a visual counterpart to the pocket parks at 497 Greenwich St. The building’s custom-...
  • …with transparent windows, walls, doors, booths and corridors
    Learning to navigate the myriad standards for security glazing in prisons and other correctional facilities may seem daunting, but for those fabricators and glaziers who overcome the challenges, it can be a lucrative market.For good or bad, the number of incarcerated people in the United States continues to grow, thereby requiring more facilities to house prisoners. With a rising emphasis on...
  • A two-decade-old technology recently found its place in the glass industry.Developed in Russia in the 1980s, high-frequency microwave technology has sparked the interest of several top glass manufacturers, including Auburn Hills Mich.-based Guardian Industries. This advanced microwave technology may affect processes such as shaping and bending, tempering, laminating and cutting, says Lian Sawires...
  • Curtain-wall replacement improves church’s energy efficiency
    Few project teams receive an invitation to a church service to celebrate the completion of a window system renovation. Leaders of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis honored specialty glazing contractor Harmon Inc.’s Minneapolis team in front of their congregation, singing the fitting tune “I Can See Clearly Now” by Roberta Flack.The Harmon team removed the original...
  • Owners of The New York Times Co., along with researchers at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, Calif., constructed a 4,500-square-foot mock-up of the paper’s new headquarters in the parking lot of its College Point, Queens, printing facility. The researchers used the model of the southwest corner of the headquarters for...
  • More than 30 percent of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation, according to an article written by Joseph Astrachan, editor, in Family Business Review. Twelve percent stay in the family hands in the third generation, while only 3 percent make it in the fourth  generation and beyond. So, family members at Mammen Glass & Mirror must be doing something right.The...
  • Corner glazing glitters night and day
    Like the prow of a ship, the dramatic outcropping of glass on the Global Learning Center overhangs Interstate 75/85 as the road cleaves Atlanta. The eye-grabbing, 60-foot cantilevered lantern at Technology Square hums with light day and night. It invites commuters, perhaps even lures them, to take the very next exit. This is luminary as herald: It proclaims that exciting events take place in...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...